CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says abuses by Egyptian police and military continued even after the change in government there. And the group is urging Egypt's newly-elected leader to bring to justice those responsible for killing, maiming and abusing protesters.
Two reports from the London-based human rights group spell out details of rights abuses by troops after Hosni Mubarak left office in February of last year. The reports focus on a half dozen separate incidents of crackdowns that killed at least 120 protesters.
The group says thousands of protesters were injured or maimed during the crackdowns, and that detainees were tortured in custody.
The head of Amnesty International USA says if Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi, wants to "reform Egypt," he has to show that "no one can be above the law, including the army and the security services."
149-c-14-(Mark Lavie (lah-VEE'), AP Middle East correspondent)-"and even blinded"-AP Middle East Correspondent Mark Lavie in Cairo reports a human rights group is charging Egypt's new regime with abuses. (2 Oct 2012)
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148-v-27-(Mark Lavie (lah-VEE'), AP Middle East correspondent)--A top human rights group is charging Egypt's new regime with abuses. More from AP Middle East Correspondent Mark Lavie in Cairo. (2 Oct 2012)
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APPHOTO CAI104: FILE - In this Friday, May 4, 2012 file photo, a protester, right, waves a stick at Egyptian soldiers during clashes outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt. Amnesty International warned Tuesday that the practice of impunity for Egyptian police and military continued even after regime change and Hosni Mubarak's ouster, and urged the country's newly elected leader to deal with this "bloody legacy" by bringing to justice those responsible for killing, maiming and abusing protesters. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa, File) (2 Oct 2012)
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